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Record-breaking high temperature in Hong Kong

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According to Hong Kong Observatory, Saturday (August 8) was the hottest day ever recorded in Hong Kong!

The maximum temperature recorded at the Hong Kong Observatory on Saturday afternoon was 36.3 degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded. It broke the last record of 36.1 degrees made in 1990. Hong Kong began officially recording temperatures in 1885.

The highest temperature recorded on Saturday and the next ten highest temperatures recorded at the Observatory are as follows:

1.         36.3 8 August 2015

2.         36.1 19 August 1900

2.         36.1 18 August 1990

4.         35.7 25 July 1968

5.         35.6 1 June 1963

6.         35.5 31 August 1962

6.         35.5 31 May 1963

8.         35.4 22 August 1960

8.         35.4 19 July 2005

10.        35.3 18 August 1900

 10.        35.3 3 August 2007

Source: “Rank of daily maximum temperatures at the Observatory” Hong Kong Observatory

 

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